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Subject:liablility From:Greg Cento <greg -at- FOCUS-SYSTEMS -dot- ON -dot- CA> Date:Thu, 15 Feb 1996 13:47:39 -0400
I'm not sure if this topics already been covered. If it has, perhaps
someone has an archive and can send it to me directly.
The questions concerns liability. Occasionally, I do a little work "on the
side" for clients that I had before I became full-time at my current place
of employment. The powers that be know about this, and as long as I get
their stuff done first, it isn't really a problem.
Anyway, I've been asked to write and produce a corporate portfolio for a
high tech company in the environmental field. The content should be fairly
standard. My question: are there any issues of liability I should be
concerned about in the writing of this marketing material? I'm not writing
procedures for any of their technology, but I will likely make some claims
about that technology, as well as the people and what they can accomplish.
I can't think of anything that I should be worried about, but I thought I
ought to bounce it off you all to get a few more opinions.
Looking forward to your opinions,
greg -at- focus-systems -dot- on -dot- ca
Focus Automation Systems Inc.